One of the essential elements of life is access to a well-balanced diet. The NPH Nicaragua home has 150 children that live at the home and more than 130 children that attend our school as external students. The proper diet and nutrition can help the children succeed inside and outside the classroom and their daily activities. The NPH Nicaragua kitchen serves around 5,000 meals per week, with an average weekday serving 750 meals. Weekday lunches are the busiest meals for the kitchen because they
Achieve self-sustainability under an environment of hostility and extreme violence that has forced us to reduce actions, projects and partnerships with local donors due to lack of security as well as in-kind donations that were received monthly for food, education, and personal hygiene supplies has decreased since the crisis. This situation directly affects the quality of life of all Nicaraguans; the crisis does not give civic guarantees or human rights.
There is no immediate solution to the increasing security risk, however this project will help children from Nicaraguan vulnerable context to keep their adequate nutrition. Every day we include a variety of fruits and vegetables in each of the children's three meals. Vegetables and fruits mainly come from our three greenhouses, fruit trees and bananas field. This project will provide the funds to buy the food that is not harvested and its of extreme necessity to buy to fulfill the nutrition.
The access to a meal before school can help the children focus. By improving their feeding they can achieve higher levels of education and perform many of the basic tasks that are essential. Education will improve these children's opportunities and the standard of living for the entire community. As NPH we have a role to ensure that children are raised and educated in value-based, safe environment with adequate nutrition. Many of them are now youth entrepreneurs who are improving their life.